Every presidential campaign is different… except that it isn’t.
Just a reminder amidst the hoopla that in 1976 Gerald Ford won Iowa and the next five primaries — Florida included.
The calls for Ronald Reagan to withdraw were deafening. Reagan refused to withdraw.
Number seven — North Carolina — was the charm. From that moment forward the race see-sawed back and forth all the way to the Kansas City Convention. I was there for that. Frenetic, fevered, a battle royal.
Ford pulled it out by 117 votes.
And then.… November. Ford lost.